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KYCA TheNews103.5-1490 logo.png
City Prescott, Arizona
Broadcast area Prescott / Flagstaff, Arizona
Branding KYCA News Talk Radio
Slogan "The News"
Frequency 1490 kHz
Translator(s) K278CN (103.5 MHz, Prescott)
First air date October 1, 1940
Format Talk radio
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 61433
Transmitter coordinates 34°33′03.00″N 112°27′45.00″W / 34.5508333°N 112.4625000°W / 34.5508333; -112.4625000
Callsign meaning Yavapai County Arizona.
Former frequencies 1500 kHz (1940-41)
Affiliations Fox News Radio
Westwood One
Owner Farmworker Educational Radio Network (Cesar Chevez Foundation)
(Phoenix Radio Broadcasting, LLC)
Sister stations KAHM
Webcast Listen Live

KYCA (AM 1490 kHz "The News 1490") is a radio station broadcasting a talk radio format to the Prescott-Flagstaff, Arizona, area. It first began broadcasting on October 1, 1940. The station is owned by Phoenix Radio Broadcasting, and is the original broadcaster of the following programs: "KYCA Talks", "KYCA PM","Tri-City Sports Round-Up," & "Healthline".


KYCA (The News 1490) has been serving Prescott and the surrounding communities since 1940, providing news and other programming to the rapidly growing area. The station was originally part of the Arizona Radio Network and was owned by KTAR radio in Phoenix beginning in 1944. The station was acquired by the Silverstein family in 1970.[1] It was sold in 2017, after the death of Lou Silverman, to Phoenix Radio Broadcasting.[2]

KYCA, an affiliate of the Fox News Radio Network and Westwood One, also carries local news, sports, and other information. The station first began its transition to full-time news-talk radio with the premiere of The Rush Limbaugh Show in 1988 and The Dr. Dean Edell Show a few years later. The current lineup includes Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, and Lars Larson.

KYCA has an FM translator at 103.5 MHz, which formerly broadcast on 97.1 MHz in Winslow.

Effective January 12, 2018, Southwest Broadcasting sold KYCA (as well as translator K278CN and sister talk KAHM and its translator K269EE) to Phoenix Radio Broadcasting, a holding company for the Cesar Chavez Foundation's Farmworker Educational Radio Network.[3]


  1. ^ "KYCA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KYCA, KAHM radio stations sold, no change for listeners". The Daily Courier. Prescott, Arizona. October 1, 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Station Sales Week Of 9/30: KAHM Goes To La Campesina - RadioInsight". RadioInsight. 2017-09-29. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 

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